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Cream of the Cool

Memento mori.

A language is dead when it is possible to know everything about it that exists to know. There are no new native speakers being born, no vowel shifts and consonant drift, no slang being coined, no idioms and memes developing daily and disappearing faster than they can be documented. All extant samples of the language, by its original native speakers, are recorded, analyzed, and used as teaching materials for non-nati…





Mike broke into the high school to destroy Anna's art project

his steps sent echoes up and down the hallways

afterwards he wondered why he hadn't done some real damage 


Fred sleeps alone in the back of the drugstore

he works till 12,  sleeps till 6 then works another shift

In 2017, there were an incredibly painful number of senseless and infuriating murders in the United States. On October 1st, 2017, Steven Paddock a semi-retired professional gambler, opened fire on a crowd of people attending a music festival, killing 50 people and injuring 500, in the worst mass shooting in US History. Paddock, a man whose previous problems seem to have been limited to surliness and rootlessness, seemingly had no motive for doing this. A month later, Devin…

"We need to talk," said the warlock.

The demon before him looked something akin to a lizard and something akin to a bull and something akin to a gorilla. It stood short at five feet, with its bull-like horns only adding on a few inches. Its hardened skin was mottled green and gray with patches of red. The horns beside its donkey-like ears were bull in shape, but far shorter in length, and the creature's teeth were reminiscent of a shark's.

"Whatever you say, boss," the demon said. "I'm…